AFL Central Victoria is continuing to grow its community links, with its latest initiative a partnership with Headspace Bendigo.
Headspace Bendigo provides information and assistance for people aged 12 to 25 going through a tough time.
Headspace Bendigo offers support from a range of professionals, including youth, sexual health, social, alcohol and other drug workers.
"We are excited to have such an important relationship with an organisation such as Headspace," AFLCV regional operations manager Justin Abrams said.
"We are committed to helping our clubs both on and off the field, and I strongly believe that our relationship with Headspace will offer much-needed assistance for anyone who needs information and support in a broad range of areas.
"Headspace will play an important role in the delivery and distribution of information to both football and netball participants who need assistance or somewhere they can go and have a chat.
"Headspace is helping thousands of young people get their lives back on track, and within our immediate region we have a responsibility to offer support and assistance to our players and clubs."
Headspace Bendigo program manager Jenny Singe said the organisation was pleased to have formed a partnership with AFLCV.
"We are really excited to be working with the team at AFLCV, as we are both working towards the same goal of supporting our young people," Singe said.
"We know a high percentage of young people drop out of sport and we know that some small towns and rural areas don't have access to services and this is where we can help - not only our young people, but their support networks too, such as parents and grandparents."